Guild of Sommeliers Podcast

Guild of Sommeliers Podcast Podcast

Guild of Sommeliers Wine Podcast by GuildSomm.

Faults, Reduction, and Oxidation
Interviews with Dr. Paulo Lopes from the Portuguese Cork Association on faults and taints, MW Michael Brajkovich of Kumeu River Wines on reduction, and Champagne Bollinger Deputy Chef de Cave Denis Bunner on oxidation....

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More Big Visions
Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak interviews French wine exporter Becky Wasserman and Geoff Kruth speaks with Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines about their big visions in the wine business....

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More Big Visions
Staff writer Bryce Wiatrak interviews French wine exporter Becky Wasserman and Geoff Kruth speaks with Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines about their big visions in the wine business....

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Old Vines in the Barossa
Chris Tanghe interviews Marco Cirillo, John Duvall, Prue Henschke and Dean Hewitson of the Barossa Valley to discuss the wealth of old vines and the benefits of their age....

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2018 Year in Review
Kelli White, Jason Caballero, Stevie Stacionis and Geoff Kruth review key stories from 2018....

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Sweet Wine
Interviews about sweet wine with Gerhard Kracher of Kracher Winery, Zoltán Kovács of Royal Tokaji, and Jean-Philippe Lemoine of Château d'Yquem....

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West Sonoma Coast
Geoff Kruth interviews Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards, John Raytek of Ceritas Wines, and Akiko Freeman of Freeman Winery on the potential new AVA of West Sonoma Coast and the winemaking practices common in the region....

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Tannin
Interviews with winemakers Virginia Wilcox, Mark Porembski, and Jean-Nicolas Méo on the subject of tannin....

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Emerging Spain
An intervew with Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans on the exciting new styles of Spanish wine....

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Rhône Grapes in California
Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Haas of Tablas Creek and Pax Mahle of Pax Mahle Wines on working with Rhône grape varieties in California....

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Big Visions
Interviews with Dave Phinney of Orin Swift and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon on how they have achieved success with big visions in the wine business....

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UK: Then and Now
Chris Tanghe chats with Steven Spurrier about the role of the United Kingdom in the history of the wine trade, and Geoff Kruth interviews Terry Kandylis of 67 Pall Mall for insight on current trends in London....

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More Champagne
Geoff Kruth interviews Frédéric Panaiotis of Ruinart and Rodolphe Péters of Pierre Péters on regionality, vintages and current topics in Champagne....

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Wine Program Management
Chris Tanghe interviews fellow Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Brahm Callahan on the topic of running a restaurant wine program....

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Wine Chemistry
An in depth interview with UC Davis Professor of Enology Dr. Andrew Waterhouse on the chemistry of wine....

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Exploring South Africa
Geoff Kruth interviews Jim Clarke on the wines of South Africa. Yes...

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2017 Year in Review
Geoff Kruth and guests Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, Esther Mobley from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kelli White of GuildSomm review the year in wine....

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Blind Tasting—Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth
This month we go back to everyone's favorite topic of blind tasting with Master Sommeliers Chris Tanghe and Geoff Kruth. Each take on three wines and a surprise wine that might be a bit 'off the grid.'...

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Expanding the Reach of Wine
GuildSomm interviews Andre Mack of Mouton Noir and Roger Nabedian of E. & J. Gallo on the topic of how to expand the reach of wine around the world and to new generations....

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Dry Wine in Portugal
Geoff Kruth interviews Portuguese wine producers Helder Cunha, Tony Smith, Sandra Tavares and Luis Pato....

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A Tour of Oregon
Interviews with key producers in four different areas of Oregon, including David Adelsheim of the Willamette Valley, Brian McCormick of Colombia Gorge, Earl Jones of the Umpqua Valley, and Bill Steele from the Applegate Valley....

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Three Red Grapes in the Southern Hemisphere
GuildSomm interviews Laura Catena of Mendoza, winemaker Andres Sanchez from Gillmore in the Maule Valley, and Peter Fraser of Yangarra in McLaren Vale on red grapes thriving in their regions....

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All About Yeast
GuildSomm interviews winemakers David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars, Lynda Hanson from Hanzell Vineyards, and scientist Dr. Torey Arvic of SonomaCeuticals on the complex topic of yeast in wine-making....

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The Old School Somms
Fred Dame interviews fellow Master Sommeliers Nunzio Alioto, Steve Morey and Larry Stone about their experiences during the early years of the American Court of Master Sommeliers....

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An Interview with Jancis Robinson
Geoff Kruth interviews legendary wine writer and educator Jancis Robinson on the scope of her career....

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An Interview with Philip Togni
Geoff Kruth interviews legendary California winemaker Philip Togni on his expansive career—from the 1950's to the present day....

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Three Approaches to Blind Tasting
GuildSomm community manager Stacy Ladenburger interviews Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Jim Rollston and Jack Mason on their approaches to blind tasting....

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Beaujolais
Geoff Kruth interviews Master Sommelier Brian Mclintic, Sommelier Tamara Forward, and Thibault Gagey from Maison Louis Jadot on the wines of Beaujolais...

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Three Elements of White Wine Making
An interview with three American Winemakers on specific elements of white wine making: John Raytek on lees, Ryan Glabb on skin contact and Graham Tatomer on aromatic grapes....

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From Somm to Sales
Three former sommeliers talk about their transition from floor service to wine importing, distribution and winery sales....

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Making a Wine Film
Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Wise on the process of making a film about wine and discusses the release of his new film "Into the Bottle"...

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2015 Year in Review
We review the top stories of 2015 for sommeliers with host Geoff Kruth and guests Dan Petroski of Massican, Stevie Stacionis of Bay Grape, and Julia Weinberg from Delectable....

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Napa Valley - Then and Now
An interview with Kelli White, author of Napa Valley Then & Now on the last hundred years of Napa Valley....

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Washington State Wines
Exploration of the wines of Washington. We interview four producers with a focus on Walla Walla, Yakima, Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills....

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The Past and Future of the Sommelier
Discussion with Master Sommeliers Sabato Sagaria, Laura Maniec and Fred Dame on the Past and Future of the Sommelier Profession....

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All About Albariño
In this episode we focus on a single grape. We interview two producers and a geneticist in the Rias Biaxas to see what we can discover about the Albariño grape and it's regional character....

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Defining Sustainability
For some, sustainability may be an ill-defined buzzword but important segments of the wine business are taking it seriously. We interview three growers and a representive of the County of Sonoma on their efforts....

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Calvados and Rum
A detailed look at two of the world's most interesting spirits; Calvados and Rum. We interview Importer and Author Charles Neal on Calvados and Rum specialist Tristan Mermin....

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2014 Year In Review
Host Geoff Kruth and guests Matt Stamp and Stevie Stacionis discuss the year in wine and countdown the top 10 stories and themes of 2014....

Concepts in Winemaking
Geoff Kruth interviews three American winemakers: Andy Erickson, Megan Glaab and Jeff Stewart, explaining concepts in modern winemaking and contrasting their personal approach....

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Blind Tasting Questions
Master Sommeliers Geoff Kruth, Emily Wines and Yoon Ha take questions on blind tasting....

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Tea and Mezcal
Where do we draw the line of what a sommelier should know? We interview tea specialist Kyle Stewart and Mezcal expert Bobby Heugel...

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Development of an AVA
A three-part look at the development of an American AVA. What does it take to propose a new AVA, some thoughts from a pioneer of an up-and-coming region, and a blind tasting of wines from an established but not widely known area....

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The Problem with Minerality - Wine Soil and Geology
A discussion of soil and geology with Earth Sciences professor Alex Maltman, Alsace producers Olivier Humbrecht and Phillipe Blanck and Master Sommelier and former geologist Wayne Belding....


Great Italian White Wines
Three producer interviews and a comparative tasting with two sommeliers of three great styles of Italian white wines....

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Madeira
Geoff Kruth interviews Matt Stamp on the wines of Madeira....


The Process of Champagne
An interview with Champagne Ruinart's Chef du Caves Frederic Panaiotis on the Champagne process....

Four Sommeliers Each Pitch a Wine
Four sommeliers: Desi Echavarrie, MS, Ryan Stetins, Steve Distler and Kelli White, each tell us about a wine they are currently excited about and answer a host of questions about their selection and the region it comes from....


Three Female Sommeliers on What It's Like to Be in the Business
A series of interviews with female sommeliers Emily Wines, MS (Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants); Chris Baggetta (Quince and Cotogna); and Shelley Lindgren (A16 and SPQR) about how they got their start, what it's like to be a female in the wine industry, and what the future may hold....


Sherry with Peter Liem
An in-depth discussion of Sherry with Peter Liem, author of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla....